National Fisherman


EDMONTON - October is golden caviar season in Alberta, right before the whitefish spawn in Lesser Slave Lake’s shallows.

But Finnish cruise-goers and gourmands will have to find other roe to hoe. After years of conflict and decline, the province finally cut bait in August with its 174 remaining licensed commercial fishermen, effectively killing the caviar hub on the west side of the giant lake 250 kilometres north of Edmonton.

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Federal regulators will meet to propose options for Maine’s forthcoming baby eel season.

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Eysteinn Örn Garðarsson has been a fisherman for 16 year and caught both a shark and a flounder, but never seen any fish like the one he caught last Friday.

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US Airways passengers from LaGuardia to Charlotte may have been a tiny bit crabby Thursday night over a 26-minute delay. But it turned out a large mess of small crabs -- found loose in the forward cargo hold -- was truly disrupted.

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OLYMPIA, Wash. — The first razor clam dig of the season starts Tuesday at Twin Harbors and Long Beach.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife approved the dig after tests confirmed the clams are safe to eat.

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Nearly two years after Superstorm Sandy fishermen are finally going to have the opportunity to get grants from federal money that was appropriated to the state in 2013.

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State and federal wildlife officials this month are preparing extraordinary measures to protect Chinook salmon returning to spawn in California’s drought-depleted rivers.

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A nearly 100-year-old fish market in Lawrence, Mass., is closing its doors for good later this month.

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan got grilled on his positions on fishing issues during a debate Wednesday night with Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in one of the largest fishing ports in the U.S.

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Changes to the observer program and discussion of a possible Gulf of Alaska rationalization program are back on the menu at the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s October meeting.

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 10/21/14

In this episode:

North Pacific Council adjusts observer program
Fishermen: bluefin fishing best in 10 years
Catch limit raised for Bristol Bay red king crab
Canadian fishermen fight over lobster size rules
River conference addresses Dead Zone cleanup

National Fisherman Live: 10/7/14

In this episode, National Fisherman Publisher Jerry Fraser talks about the 1929 dragger Vandal.

 

Inside the Industry

NOAA and its fellow Natural Resource Damage Assessment trustees in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have announced the signing of a formal Record of Decision to implement a gulf restoration plan. The 44 projects, totaling an estimated $627 million, will restore barrier islands, shorelines, dunes, underwater grasses and oyster beds.

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The Golden Gate Salmon Association will host its 4th Annual Marin County Dinner at Marin Catholic High School, 675 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Kentfield on Friday, Oct 10, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.

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